Books, Horror, and Asphalt at the 3rd Annual Lit Crawl L.A. Books, Horror, and Asphalt at the 3rd Annual Lit Crawl L.A.
Here at HorrorBuzz, we aren’t just about the gore.  No sir, we love our books as well.  We thought we would remind you all... Books, Horror, and Asphalt at the 3rd Annual Lit Crawl L.A.

Here at HorrorBuzz, we aren’t just about the gore.  No sir, we love our books as well.  We thought we would remind you all of a fun event happening this evening in the North Hollywood Arts District. Literature Hits the Streets at the L.A.’s Biggest Literary Night Out features over 200 SoCal writers and artists in over 40 literary performances & readings at restaurants, galleries, and more! The best part is that this is all FREE (aside from the after party).

The Opening Program is made possible by  Laemmle Theaters, at the Laemmle NoHo 7 at 5240 Lankershim Blvd. Held from 6pm to 6:45pm, the Opening Program will include an energetic program of poetry readings, getting audiences ready to crawl, plus special guest speakers.  Kaiser Permanente, Lit Crawl L.A.’s Official Walking Sponsor, will participate with goody bags for Lit Crawlers.

Lit Crawl L.A.’s annual Speak-Easy Closing Party will be hosted by  Studio 77 Noho at 5077 Lankershim Blvd. from 10pm to Midnight. The party will include food, beverages, music, prizes and more! Guests will soon have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the party at www.LitCrawl.org/LA.

Here is the run down:

Horror, Mystery & Sci-Fi at The 3rd Annual Lit Crawl L.A. 

7PM — ROUND 1

ZOMBIES VERSUS VAMPIRES!
Presented by PEN Center USA

Skinny’s Lounge, 4923 Lankershim Blvd.

If the dead and undead were in a battle, who would win? Find out at PEN Center USA’s Zombies Versus Vampires reading! Three zombie stories will be pitted against three vampire tales, and it’s up to the audience to decide which team is the victor. Be a part of horror history by helping to answer the age-old question: Zombie or vampire? There will be blood. And also candy.
Featuring:
Justin Robinson
Ben Loory
Marytza K. Rubio
Janet Joyce Holden
Jade Chang
Clint Wolf

ANIMALS, ALIENS AND OTHER CREATURES
Presented by What Books Press

Studio 77 — Location B, 5077 Lankershim Blvd.

Members of the Glass Table collective and other What Books authors will present a collaborative text that explores our current fascination with the impending departure of humans (and their non-human companions) from planet earth. The presentation will include an opportunity for audience members to collaborate with the collaboration by submitting their own takes on this imaginary future, with excerpts being tweeted throughout the evening. The event will also feature a slide show of otherworldly creatures by LA artist Gronk.
Featuring:
Chuck Rosenthal
Gail Wronsky
Rod Val Moore
Katharine Haake
Mona Houghton
Ramon Garcia
Patty Seyburn

CREEPY CRAWLIES
Presented by Shades & Shadows

Blastoff Comics, 5118 Lankershim Blvd.

Shades & Shadows is the good kind of creepy! With our unique blend of sci-fi, horror, dark fantasy, and other forms of dark speculative literature, we offer you a chance to experience something kind of weird, kind of creepy, and totally awesome. At the Crawl, we’re bringing five amazing authors from our shows together for a rapid-fire barrage of unsettling fiction and poetry that will burrow into your tasty pink brains and give you a night you’ll never forget. It’s literature, but with monsters.
Featuring:
Robert Payne Cabeen
Tiffany Tang
Derek Kirk Kim
Thomas Voorhies
Nicole D. Sconiers

8PM — ROUND 2

THE COZY VS. NOIR MYSTERY AUTHOR SMACKDOWN
Presented by Sisters in Crime Los Angeles

XMA HQ, 5140 Lankershim Blvd.
The world of mystery books can go from the sweet old lady of the village listening to gossip to solve the mystery to a gun toting alcoholic ready to blow off the suspect’s head if he doesn’t talk. We have lined up five accomplished  “Cozy” writers and five equally accomplished  “Noir” writers, who will go head to head as they read from their work. After each one-on-one smackdown battle the audience gets to vote as to who lived up to their respective genre better. Stop by and listen as you can help solve the mystery of cozy vs. noir.
Featuring:
Gary Phillips
Travis Richardson
Laurie Stevens
Craig Faustus Buck
Sarah M. Chen
Diane Vallere
Sybil Johnson
Ellen Byron
Nancy Cole Silverman
Linda O. Johnston
MODERATOR: Stephen Buehler

Thousands of literary arts lovers from throughout Southern California are expected to converge on the fabulous North Hollywood Arts District for one night of “literary mayhem” at Lit Crawl L.A. in the North Hollywood Arts District.  On Wednesday, October 21,

2015 from 6:00PM to Midnight, over 35 restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries and more will host over 40 literary happenings featuring hundreds of SoCal’s best writers and artists! Audiences will enjoy performances and readings and meet well-known L.A. authors and celebrity writers in addition to dozens of members of L.A.’s diverse, hot literary scene. Lit Crawl L.A. is FREE to attend with the exception of the Closing Party.

Lit Crawl L.A. is held in three “Rounds” plus an Opening Program and Closing Party. Guests can choose to attend just one event each Round or “crawl” from event to event. The schedule is:

* 6:00PM Opening Program at the Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd.

* 7:00PM Round One

* 8:00PM Round Two

* 9:00PM Round Three

* 10:00PM Closing Party at Studio 77, 5077 Lankershim Blvd.

The complete Lit Crawl L.A. in the NoHo Arts District schedule is available at

www.LitCrawl.org/LA .

A few of the outstanding collection of 200 writers and artists participating in the Crawl include:

Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde lead singer),  Erin Aubry Kaplan (Journalist and Novelist),  Janet Fitch (White Oleander, Paint it Black),  Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight),  Joe Loya (The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell),  Amanda Gorman (Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate, 2014-15),  Julia Horwitz (Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate, 2015-16), graphic novelist Derek Kirk Kim (Still Life),  Ryan Gattis (All Involved),  S. Pearl Sharp (NPR Essayist and Commentator), Los Angeles Times Book Critic  David Ulin (Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles – to be released October 6),  Samantha Dunn (Not By Accident),  Susan Straight (Between Heaven and Here),  Tony Valenzuela (Executive Director, Lambda Literary),  J. Ryan Stradal (Kitchens of the Great Midwest),  Jillian Lauren (Everything You Ever Wanted),  Tod Goldberg (Gangsterland),  Barbara Keegan (Emmy award-winning actress),  Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo (award-winning poet), and more!

The 40+ literary performances and readings include programs like:  Zombies vs. Vampires from PEN Center USA,  All-Female Literary Smackdown from UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Show & Tell Comics from Los Angeles Cartoonists of Color,  Choose Your Own Los Angeles from Heyday,  Word Power: The Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Showcase from Urban Word Los Angeles,  Coming Out, Coming of Age, or Just Plain Coming: Tales of Queerdom from Lambda Literary,  Hands Like Eyes / Eyes Like Ears from Invisible Stars and Watts Village Theater Company,  Lit-alingus from Cultural Weekly, and more! Several presentations will combine music and words with  The Return of the NoHo Beat from the Los Angeles Poet Society and  “From the Mouths of Musicians” from The Empire of Fun. Lit Crawl L.A. was founded in 2013 by leaders in the local L.A. literary community.  Conrad Romo, host of the Tongue & Groove reading series, approached the host of The New Short Fiction Series,  Sally Shore, and former West Hollywood Book Fair Director,  Rosalind Helfand, with the dream of founding a large scale LA crawl that unites literary lovers and creators. The first crawl was a huge success, drawing over 2,000 guests. In 2014, over 3,000 lit crawlers attended the event for an amazing literary smorgasbord. Lit Crawl L.A. Project Director  Sally Shore proclaims, “Going into Lit Crawl L.A. year 3, I am filled with wonder and awe at the breadth, diversity and quality of the L.A. literary scene. I encourage Angelenos to come out to the NoHo Arts District on October 21st and discover the literary bounty in our own backyard.”

 

Just the Tips

Lit Crawl L.A. in the North Hollywood Arts District is a walkable event and all Lit Crawl L.A. presentations take place less than a mile from the North Hollywood Metro Station. Audiences are encouraged to Go Metro to Lit Crawl L.A. by taking the Metro Red or Orange Line to North Hollywood Station in the NoHo Arts District. To determine the best route, guests can use the

Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

 

 

 

Norman Gidney

Norm(an) Gidney is a nearly lifelong horror fan. Beginning his love for the scare at the age of 5 by watching John Carpenter's Halloween, he set out on a quest to share his passion for all things spooky with the rest of the world.

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